Roof Leak Repairs EcoComfort Can Fix For You
Published on April 09, 2021
The roofing structure helps to protect your home and building from the elements and also retains heat inside to help lower your utility costs. As with any other building components, roofs also degrade overtime and this leads to leaks through the roof and potential damage to your home. It’s important to prioritize roof leaks and fix the issues before it leads to further damage to both your roof and home. At Ecocomfort, we specialize in identifying roof leaks and providing quick and efficient roof leak repairs. Read below on the signs to identify a leaky roof and the steps involved with attic leak repairs.
The Signs to A Leaky Roof
Finding roof leaks can be a difficult process, as even though a leak can start in one area, it can travel throughout the roof and building, making it difficult to identify the source of the leak. Regardless, there are a few easy tell-tale signs to determining if you have a leaky roof. For example, if you have water stains across a ceiling or wall on the upper floor, the cause is likely the roof. Additionally, inspect the roof itself and look for any penetrations from the roof, such as missing shingles or damaged roof vents. If you have an attic, one of the best ways to find a leak is to look in the attic for water stains and mold.
Tricks to Finding Small Leaks
As mentioned, it can be difficult to isolate a leak and determine where it comes from on the roof. For more difficult leaks, it’s recommended that you have someone else assist you with the process. Use a hose and start trickling water in suspect areas where you think there is a penetration. Have somebody else inside your home and call out where and when the leak appears. Try out a few different spots across the roof, remove shingles if necessary and be patient as you move the hose across the roof.
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Roof Vent Leaks
One of the most common leaks on the roof are roof vent leaks. These occur when vent piping on the roof is cracked or damaged and water easily goes through. The solutions for this type of penetration is to apply a sealant, install an overlay or replace the flashing and shingles around the roof vent leaks. At Eco comfort, we thoroughly review your roof's condition and provide the best and most cost effective roof vent leak repair!
Plumbing Vent Boots
Similar to vent leaks, plumbing vents and pipe boosts also can become cracked and damaged and have water penetrate through into the home. The most cost effective solution is usually to replace the vent boot itself, which involves replacing the cover and the flashing around the cover.
Complex Roof Leaks
Although most roof leaks can be found after an hour or two worth of investigation, some roof leaks can be extremely complex as they could either be widespread across the roof membrane or be pinhole leaks which are extremely difficult to locate. At Ecocomfort, we have professionals with decades of experience who can help you find the leaks and recommend the best and cost-effective solutions to fix your roof leaks.
If you’re having trouble identifying the source of the roof leaks in your home or how to carry out the repairs, contact us at Ecocomfort, and we’ll make your roof our priority.